Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD

Physical Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Allied Health

Phone 513-803-0782


Amy F. Bailes, PT, PhD, PCS, is a clinician researcher in the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. She has 30+ years of pediatric experience and has been recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a pediatric clinical specialist since 1993. She is on the leadership team of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network, which is a multi-center, multi-discipline collaboration among patients, families, and clinicians to foster high quality, high impact clinical research and quality improvement for treatments in CP.

BS: Physical Therapy, Indiana University, 1985.

MS: Pediatric Physical Therapy Science, Boston University, 1990.

PhD: Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, 2014.

Specialist Certification: American Physical Therapy Association, Pediatric Clinical Specialist, 1993 to present.

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Gannotti M, Law M, Bailes A, O’Neil M, Williams U, DiRezze B. Comparative effectiveness research and children with cerebral palsy: identifying a conceptual framework and specifying measures. Pediatric Physical Therapy. In press.

Bailes AF, Succop P. Factors Associated with Physical Therapy Services Received for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy in a Pediatric Outpatient Medical Setting. Physical Therapy. 2012; 92:1411-1418.

Bailes AF, Greve K, Burch C, Reder R, Lin L, Huth MM. The Effect of Suit Wear During an Intensive Therapy Program in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2011; 23:136–142. (Recipient of the Jeanne Hughes Award given by the Pediatric Physical Therapy journal for the best manuscript published in the journal that was completed while the author was a student.)

Bailes AF, Greve K, Schmitt J. Changes in Two Children with Cerebral Palsy after Intensive Suit Therapy: A Case Report. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2010; 22:76-85.

Bailes AF, Reder, R, Burch C. Development of Guidelines for Determining Frequency of Therapy Services in a Pediatric Medical Setting. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2008.

Bailes AF, Baldwin C. Research Activity in Pediatric Physical and Occupational therapy Settings. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 1995; 14(3/4):75-93.

Bailes AF. A Dynamic Splinting Suggestion to Prevent Plantarflexion Contractures Following the Ilizarov Procedure. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 1993; 5(2):92.

Feldman AB, Haley SM, Coryell J. Concurrent and Construct Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Physical Therapy. 1990; 70:602-610.